UFC 227: Demetrious Johnson Believes he May Have Incurred Serious Knee in Defeat
By FCF Staff
If the UFC does take a look at booking a rubber match between Henry Cejudo and Demetrious Johnson, it looks like the fight may not happen for a while.
Johnson was unable to extend his historic reign as the flyweight champ at UFC 227 on Saturday, as he lost to Cejudo via split decision in the card’s co-main event. Following the loss, Johnson reported the following, while discussing injuries he incurred during the memorable bout (quote via MMA Junkie):
“I remember we were scrambling, and I maybe shot, and then he kind of pushed me over, and I rolled over my right knee, and I felt the pop, and I was like, ‘There goes the right LCL – fantastic,” Johnson said during the post-event press conference. “And the foot was just from kicking and kicking and kicking.”
“It wasn’t like he blew me out of the water. First thing’s first. I’m not going to be like, ‘Ah, I want a rematch.’ I need to get healthy first. My health is No. 1, and I’m not going to sign a contract if I can’t get through eight weeks of training camp.”
Johnson had defended the flyweight title a record 11 times, before facing Cejudo again. In 2016, Johnson quickly stopped the decorated wrestler.
The now former champ will undergo more medical testing soon to get a better sense of the injuries he sustained.